There will be 'several more 30C heatwaves' this summer, say forecasters

Brits sweltered in a June heatwave and it doesn’t look like the hot weather is going to end any time soon.

While July has not quite reached the peak of last month, which saw the hottest June day in 40 years, temperatures have generally remained in the 20s.

However, the country is set to sizzle over the summer holidays as forecasters are predicting more spells where temperatures reach the 30C mark.

Sun seekers will be able to enjoy sweltering temperatures over the next few months (Rex)

Forecast Brian Gaze, from The Weather Outlook, told Yahoo News UK: “Tomorrow and Wednesday will probably see temperatures peak at close to 30C in the south / south east but the rest of the working week looks cooler.

“I still expect to see several more bursts of heat before the end of summer.”

The Met Office are predicting a hotter than average summer – which will be music to the ears of staycationers who are planning holidays in the UK over the school holidays.

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They said: “The chances of a very hot summer are increased compared to normal, although relatively low overall.

“There is a shift in likelihood towards warmer-than-average conditions.

“For July-September, above-average temperatures are more probable than below-average.

Forecasters are predicting the mercury will rise to 36C (Rex)
Temperatures this week are set to climb to the high 20s (Met Office)

“The probability UK average temperatures fall into the warmest of our five categories is 30 per cent. The coldest category is 10 per cent.”

Temperatures this week are set to climb, with Wednesday approaching 30C towards the south of the country.

The hottest day of the year so far was on June 21 – summer solstice – where 34.5C was recorded in Heathrow, London.

As well as being the hottest June day in 40 years, it was also the second hottest June day in 167 years.

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